Staff Writer

The Courier and Daily Comet, Houma, Louisiana

Date Posted November 11, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $25,000 to $30,000
Website http://houmatoday.com, dailycomet.com

Description:

The Courier and Daily Comet, sister papers in Houma and Thibodaux, La., are seeking a reporter to cover to cover local news in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, a Cajun community about an hour southwest of New Orleans. 

We're looking for someone with a strong nose for news, healthy curiosity and the diligence it takes to write stories that go beyond the superficial. We’re looking for someone with a strong desire to write interesting and insightful stories about local events and people quickly, accurately and authoritatively. The ideal candidate will think critically on the fly, consider no assignment too big or small and be unafraid to ask probing questions. You'll work flexible hours dictated often by news events and our need to respond quickly and effectively.

Our reporters work in multiple media, including photo, video, print and online. Dexterity in all of these, as well as with common word-processing, spreadsheet, database and video-editing systems, is preferred. A four-year college degree is required. Previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization is preferred but not necessary.

You'll deliver news to readers of The Courier and Daily Comet, sister papers in Houma and Thibodaux, La., with a combined daily circulation of about 10,000. Our papers consistently earn major journalism awards, and The Courier or the Daily Comet have been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for most of the past decade. Learn more here. Live and work a unique, fun and colorful community with Cajun roots, lots of festivals and some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing in the world. An hour’s drive will take you to New Orleans and all of the pro sports, fantastic food and world-class entertainment for which the city is famous.

Both papers are owned by Gatehouse Media. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

To apply, send your resume and at least five writing samples, or online portfolio, to Executive Editor Keith Magill at keith.magill@houmatoday.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.